What does it feel like when someone interacts joyfully with you? What energy do you bring to your interactions?
I am pleased to be spending this week at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Beyond beauty, it offers an energy of elegance. Their motto of “We are Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen” rings true in what they think, say and do.
While I do not know the individual thoughts of these Ladies and Gentlemen, their joyful service suggests the thinking falls along the lines of, “I am a person of dignity seeing and honoring your dignity.”
This demonstration of joyful grace with guests sets a tone that permeates the entire space, as I witness guests responding in kind.
In my conflict resolution training and coaching, I talk about the energy that people bring to the situation. Being aware of feelings helps transform thinking to create the energy we want to bring to the moment.
I believe we may all enjoy a similar energy of elegance throughout our communities. What if each person simply commits to smiling and saying, “good morning,” “thank you” and “my pleasure” on daily basis?
Of course, the vibrational energy only results when the feeling behind the words aligns with the words and actions. Feelings of genuine commitment to bringing one’s best self to any moment and true care for the person matter.
What energy do you bring to your day? What if we all bring an energy of elegance?